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they fought for. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> soldiers in afghanistan celebrated the fourth of july with a special flag raising ceremony. they listened to speeches and sang patriotic songs. two weeks ago, president barack obama announced plans for an initial withdrawal of 10,000 troops from afghanistan by the end of the year, with another 32,000 by the end of 2012. as of late may, 1610 americans have been killed in the war in afghanistan spit and attempted robbery in dundalk leads to a stabbing that sent one man to the hospital. the victim was stabbed at rolling road around 10:00 last night. the man was taken to johns hopkins and his condition was unknown this noon. no word on a suspect or possible motive. baltimore city police are looking for the person who was -- who shot a man in east baltimore a man was walking at the 1600 block of around 9:30 sunday morning when he was shot in the head. the victim was taken the hospital, where he is in stable condition. as the gunmen who shot a man several times in northeast baltimore is still at large, investigators believe that the 27-year-ol
.s. and nay toe forces in afghanistan have a new commander -- nato forces in afghanistan have a new commander. general david petraeus handed over command of the war to marine general john allen. pet yous is returning to washington to direct the -- petraeus is returning to washington to direct the cia. today's handover comes as the u.s. starts pulling troops out of afghanistan and gradually transferring security to local forces. >>> up next were maryland voters told to stay away from polls on election day? the robocall controversy goes to court and one of the people facing criminal charges speaks out. >>> plus check out some of the other stories on our rundown tonight. the news edge at 11:00 is coming right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> it's been months since the last race for governor for maryland ended, but the controversy over thousands it of robocalls made election day is just heating up. two political consultants working for former governor robert ehrlich are facing criminal charges. fox 5's laura evans reports. >> was there in any way an
. >>> turning now to the war in afghanistan where the u.s. is said to be making major strides. defense secretary is in afghanistan tonight and he says we're close to beating al- qaeda. fox's david piper has the latest. >> defense secretary leon pinetta arriving in afghanistan for his first visit to the war zone. this comes a week after he took his new tough job. >> it's big, it's complicated, it's filled with sophisticated technology. it's bumpy, but in the end it's the best in the world. >> the u.s. and allies are now within reach of defeating al- qaeda. >> the key is that having gotten bin laden, we've now identified some of the key leadership within al-qaeda, both in pakistan as well as in yemen and other areas that if we can be successful at going after them, i think we can really undermind their ability. >> the former cia director and other afghan officials discuss the plan to pull american troops. president obama wants to bring about 10,000 troops back home this year and 23,000 more next year. >> the key to success in afghanistan is the ability to successfully transition to the afgha
. >>> a soldier wounded in afghanistan is set to become only the second live in recipient ever of the medal of honor. president obama will tour the nation's highest military honor to sergeant first class leroy ptry. he was throwing a grenade away from a fellow soldiers in afghanistan. he lost a hand and suffered shrapnel wounds. >>> 75 degrees outside, 5:36. >> the end of an era for one source of information for local telephone customers. >> and pepco received a dubious distinction. but is the title fair? find out how you can weigh in on it. >> first, another check on traffic and weather every ten [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scoff# ] one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i wi oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own bbq pulled pork sub at subway®. tender, slow-cooked pork with irresistibly bold barbe
the secret service is looking at who made up the fake hoax. >>> the american troops in afghanistan are spending independence day waiting to come home. three senate heavyweights are now questioning president obama's troop pull out plan. >> key senators are raising doubts about president obama's withdrawal plan for afghanistan. >> it is an unnecessary risk. >> i really do worry that this may have undercut the momentum, i hope i'm wrong. >> reporter: john mccain and lindsay gram call the strategy too risky. and said it could put both american troops and the mission in jeopardy. the plan which the president unveiled last month calls for pulling out 10,000 troops by the end of this year with another 23,000 gone by the end of next summer. >> i hope it will work out but it is certainly deprives us of the necessary troops we needed for the second fighting season. >> reporter: but the obama administration is standing by its plan saying success is on the ground, especially the killing of osama bin laden has made it possible. >> al-qaida is under more pressure than at any time since 9/11. >>
will receive it for courageous actions in afghanistan 2008 he is only the second living active duty soldier to get the award he will be awarded in the east room of the white house in front of his wife and other family members. >>> another big story private funeral service held in california for former first lady betty ford she will be remembered at st. margaret's church in palm dessert among those a-- desert. today's service is invitation only but will be televised following the funeral the public is invited to file past mrs. ford's casket and sign a guest book until midnight. >>> some other top stories montgomery county council taking up a proposed curfew for teens 18 and younger the bill would impose an 11:00 p.m. curfew sunday through thursday nights and 12:01 a.m. curfew on the weekends, minors will be barred from public places in the county until 5:00 a.m. the next morning parents could be held responsible for allowing children to violate that curfew. >> montgomery county council expected to discuss a proposed smoking ban today pertains to indoor common areas, multifamily dwellings, ha
afghanistan. >> reporter: it is the president's decision he is commander and chief some of his generaltop military folks said it wasn't really among the options they presented to him he went with a more aggressive plan we have seen a lot of violence attack at the intercontinental hotel and a roadside bomb that killed 13 additional people we will talk about whether afghanistan is ready for a draw down. >> right and then so what if there really isn't any going back now. >> reporter: yeah, sounds like it nothing is set in stone obviously, things changed markettedly he is the commander and chief he could change chorus and change plans we see in iraq for example, in the midst of a draw down there have been hints we might want to ask baghdad to say hey, let us leave a few more troops we thing it is in your best interest that is iraq's call and afghanistan we are setting the time table the president could change course. >> finally before we go, 4th of july upon us you will feature an actor, a regular here for capitol 4th celebrations this year he is premiering a documentary. >> reporter: lieuten
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to afghanistan was sworn in today at american embassy in kabul. ryan crocker said the united states was not rushing to leave the country. and that what happens in the month ahead would have far- reaching congress -- consequences across the globe e says the united states has no interest in permanent base nighs afghanistan. >> we have no interest in -- basis in afghanistan. >> we have no interest of usingafghanistan to project influence in neighboring condition ris. >> he said he was confident after combat troops less left in 2014 the united states would be able to help prevent the stall bonn from returning to power. >>> rare and special discovery a bell thought to be 2000 years old has been found during exda vation. -- consider excavation. when shaken it -- excavation. when shaken, it makes a distinctsound. they believe it would have been sown out of a garment worn by a high official or priest during the first century ad. >>> it's 6:26. they -- there were loud andangry calls for another politician to step down. >> now nancy pelosi is calling for a ethics investigation into the repres
of american troops in afghanistan this weekend. >> reporter: before leaving to iraq america's defense secretary headed to afghanistan to see for himself the situation there and speak to the troops. this is the area where most of the fighting has been taking place in recent years and where the majority of u.s. forces are. this is his first overseas trip since being appointed to his new role and afghanistan is a key responsibility for panetta. the defense secretary has been very upbeat about the prospects of defeating al-qaeda during this trip. he said if they can keep the military pressure up on them and also capture or kill less than 20 of the terror group's key leaders still operating in countries between here and afghanistan and north africa, then they will have an effect strategically -- in effect strategically defeated them. his assessment comes as afghanistan prepares for the gradual drawdown of u.s. troops due to begin this summer. 10,000 are due to leave this year and another 23,000 in 2012. the defense secretary also said he hoped to drive the taliban to peace talks during the
celebrated his last fourth of july as top commander in afghanistan. general pet ray also spent the holiday to add rehad been enlistment ceremonies in kandahar and bagram airfield. the vus its made at lost one soldier feel privileged. >> you can feel the honor when you get a general like general petraeus to come down and do it for us. it peak it feel more important to me. it will be nice being able to call home and tell my mom to check it out on tv and tell my family that i got to do this, something that i'll never be able to do again. >> the general says the effort will center on the eastern border with pakistan. >>> it was a fourth of july to remember for the sweet and ballmer children now of bowie children. >> their mom and dad tied the knot. the wedding brought together two war-torn families. bob barnard with that ceremony. >> reporter: beneath the towering air force memorial overlooking the nation's capital, amid the bus loads of tourists on this hazy summer day appears a white stretch limo and in it, two families scarred by war. >> chris actually picked the 4th. he tells me that i'm h
. in afghanistan, a group of american soldiers took the stake to reenlist. david petraeus is about to become the next cia director and was there to say goodbye and thank you. >> under out that can never thank you enough. >> -- america can never say thank you and not. -- enough. >> nasa says it will be flying its air pollution research flight again tomorrow. the large plane carries nine scientific instruments that measure air quality. if you see that low-flying aircraft, there is no cause for concern. it will take place over the baltimore-washington corridor. >> there is much more ahead. >> a big welcome home for heroes returning home from war. we will take you to their arrival. >> md. special olympians are having a great day. >> there are some scattered storms out to our west. we will see how close they get tonight. it is 87 at the airport. [ female announcer ] keurig brews more than just hot coffee. now you can brew over ice for delicious iced coffee or tea. hot or cold, keurig is the way to brew everyone's favorite cup in under a minute. choose. brew. enjoy. keurig. i am playing with my fr
. a motive is not known. he said his brother's death represents the misery every afghanistan family basis. an army ranger will become the second living recipient of a medical of honor from the afghan/iraq wars. he lost his right hand in 2008 while throwing an enemy grenade away from fellow soldiers. a fellow rangers says it is not work -- if not for his action to of the rangers would have been seriously injured or killed. barack obama will present the metal to the dad of four this afternoon. a new car gives hybrid a new meaning. it has wings by the way. some chains are cracking down on extreme too onerous. we will explain in consumer alert. >> high heat and humidity. waiting for a much-needed relief from the heat. i will come up with that in the forecast. the harbor at 89. humidity is 57%. the full forecast coming up here y. >> john produce here to answer your plant questions. stay with us. >> a massachusetts company has a new way to beat the morning commute, applying car. take a look. a fully-functioning car with wings that unfold turning it into an airplane. the vehicle runs on regular
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today. u.s. mission in afghanistan, three united states senators are in country and criticizing the president's plan for it. here's joel brown with the latest. >> reporter: key senators are raising doubts about the withdrawal plan. this may have undercut the momentum. i hope i'm wrong. >> reporter: they called the plan too risky. the plan, which the president unveiled calls for pulls out 10,000 troops by the end of this year and 23,000 gone by next summer. >> i hope it will work out. it's certainly depriving us that we needed for the second fighting season. >> reporter: the obama administration is standing by the plans. especially, the killing of osama bin laden have made it possible. al-queda is under more pressure than since any time sense 9/11. >> reporter: stilling the deadly raid shows insurgents aren't willing to go quietly. >> if we don't succeed, we'll be attacked again. >> reporter: while the debate continues, american troops are carrying on with their mission and preparing to hand security back to the afghan people. the draw down will begin this month. in washington, j
visit to iraq. he said afghanistan and iraq are places that deserve his attention. the white house thinks some u.s. military presence beyond the end of the years when almost all troops are scheduled to leave. >> philip try again. congressional leaders have back to the white house -- they will try again today. kate amara is live with more. >> good morning. deal or no deal? the answer right now is no deal at right now. there will keep debating the debt limit at toxic the white house this afternoon. >> this is the same shot you ready yesterday. will likelyhoto op look the same. the august 2 default deadline is looming. >> now is the time to deal with these issues. if not now, when? >> no agreement has been reached. no progress has been made. still far apart on a deal to reduce the deficit and raise the debt ceiling. >> i want to do what i think is in the best interest of the country. it takes two to tango. >> republicans are pushing for more spending cuts. >> i don't care if recall what expenditures and our tax code or revenues. these are taxes on our job creators. >> taxes must be pa
. it was one of the most powerful people in afghanistan. he was accused of being involved in drug -- drug trafficking. >>> a soldier wounded in afghanistan is only the second living recipients of the medal of honor. he will be awarded this afternoon. he lost a hand and suffered shrapnel wounds when he threw a grenade away from fellow soldiers. he was very heroic. >>> at least two people from our area are among those killed in a triple fatal car crash in new jersey. a car ran off of 295 south of philadelphia last night, hit a tree and burst into flames. >> two people were killed along with another victim. >>> we are monitoring a developing story coming in from maryland. state police issued an amber alert for an 8-year-old child who might have been adopted. -- abducted. derek brown jr. was last seen in baltimore at 6:30 yesterday. police believe he was conducted by two men. was wearing black shorts and a black t-shirt and they had on a red and white rocket on the front of the shirt. police believe the suspects are driving a new or light green ford taurus with maryland attacks. >>> families
documents and videos related to the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >>> jaycee dugard will release her memoirs today giving insight into her years in captivity. she was abducted at 11 by phillip garrido and held for 18 years bearing two children with him. >>> and a big honor for a millarea man. -- military man. the sergeant first class reroy petary will be award the med afl honor. he is the second living active duty service member to receive the honor for being as in iraq and afghanistan. >>> the all star game is today in phoenix is going to be one familiar face behind the plate. baltimore orioles catcher is the only member of the team to make the game this year. he is the first catcher from the orioles to play in the all star game since 1989. >>> now maryland's most powerful doppler radar and the forecast certified most accurate by weatherate. >> familiar face mask is good enough. today, temperatures will peak out. we add humidity and you know forget about the temperatures. this is bragging rights. heat index 79 in baltimore. feels like 82 in roanoke and charlotte and feels like 91 in st. lou
for the troops serving in afghanistan this morning. marine corps general john allen has taken authority from general david petraeus. he told the crowd gathered for the change of command ceremony in kabul he is confident a peaceful afghanistan will prevail but there's many challenges ahead. general petraeus plans to retire from the army at the end of august and will take over as the head of the cia in september. >>> hillary clinton is on a two- day visit to new dely. she is expected to meet with indian leaders to talk about improving the relations with pakistan and the economy. it comes less than a week after a series of explosions in new buy left 19 -- mumbai that left 19 det. no one claimed responsibility for the attacks. >>> they are trained to keep us safe when we need them the most. a cheating scandal rocks baltimore's fire academy. >> reporter: the charry hill road bridge opens today -- chery hill road bridge opens today and that makes -- cherry hill road bridge opens today and that makes a lot of people happy. >>> and high temperatures maintain the grip across the south and midwest. wh
ago in afghanistan petry, who was already shot in both legs, picked up a live grenade and toss it had away from two of his comrades. he lost his right hand but not his spirit. petry spoke with next's brian williams about how other wounded warriors encouraged him to remain positive. >> a lot of these men and women, their limbs or their bodies are stolen from them almost. they are driving down a road, and they don't see the enemy. it's just you wake up and you're laying there and you're disfigured now. >> yeah. >> and i had the choice to do what i did, and fully mentally knowing about what the dangers were. >> petry could have retired after losing his hand. instead, he re-enlisted and went back to afghanistan. >> still ahead tonight, chilling testimony from three young girls in the case against a politician's husband. >> a local county taking its smoking ban to private property. >> and a juror in the casey anthony trial fears for her life >>> the husband of a local city council member was in court today accused of molesting children at a slumber party. michael guardner is married to a f
there is a new commander in charge in afghanistan. new commander, general john allen is known for helping turn sunni fighters against al-qaeda in iraq. as far as afghanistan, says there are tough days ahead. general david petraeus handed over command of the international forces yesterday. >>> day three of freedom now for casey anthony. still no word on where she is hiding out. one reporter tried to trail her. news choppers followed her to a parking garage where she reportedly switched cars. >>> for the tech sunday time in two weeks, another dust storm in arizona. the wall of dust also known as a haboub hit phoenix yesterday. weather officials say it towered 3,000 feet and wind gusted up to 40 miles per hour. many in the area were still cheaping up following the giant dust storm on july 5th. soy the end of the nfl lookout could be just days away. up next, we'll check in with the sports youngies for their thoughts. >>> also no day at the beach for these beachgoers. a wave of green slime. we'll explain what this was all about coming up.  >>> green sea and sand is comin
was also attacked yesterday. >>> we're following breaking news out of afghanistan. a high profile assassination. we'll have the breaking details coming up next. >>> plus, remembering a former first lady. details of services set for later today to remember the late betty ford. stay with us. it is now 4:37. q allergens can be found on everyday hard surfaces inside your home. lysol disinfecting wipes remove more than 95% of allergens. and lysol disinfectant spray kills the source of mold allergens. helping your family thrive during allergy season. empty nest, new kitchen, new us? who are we? chic, modern, daring dinner-party hosts. that sounds dangerous, maybe we're more the tradiotional sunday brunch set? i'll expect slippers and a cocktail to be ready when i get home from work. point taken. how about... peaceful, quiet cottage in the country folk? now that's us. save up to 20% on every kitchen style, now until august 21st at ikea, the life improvement store. 3q a little french's brings a whole lot of happy.ch's cy in every bottle. french's. happy starts here. >>> we
troops will have left all of afghanistan or be in support roles. >>> yesterday's handover took place in helmand province. it's a taliban stronghold where more foreign troops have died than in any other province. cbs news correspondent mandy clark was there for the changing of the guard. >> reporter: helmand province has been the deadliest battleground in afghanistan. nearly half of all coalition deaths have happened here. president obama's surge focussed on turning that around. the proichbs's capital saw troop movement of a different kind with the official handover to afghan forces. one sign of how fragile this security situation is the ceremony was not announced in advance. out of fear the taliban would strike. the new commander of coalition forces in afghanistan acknowledged the heavy price american and british troops paid for the progress made here. >> there are some voices that are raised to question whether this sacrifice has been worth it. those of white house wear this uniform have one answer. yes! >> reporter: it was certainly a proud moment for the afghan
tube video of himself inviting the actress all the way from afghanistan. >>> taking center stage at the first round of the british open. lindsay must have beeny with the amateur making headlines next. first, did you see what brian wilson wore? and the san francisco giants person showed up in a one- piece, spandex tuxedo. completed the look with a walking stick, white gloves, red sox and orange bow tie. wilson was best known for his mammoth black beard and described the outfit as a onesi; watch out, gaga. >> good evening i'm lindsay must by. thomas bjorn is wondering how much he has left in the tang. the amateur making a major championship debut and we'll start with the u.s. open champ, rory mcilroy. he relationship won since winning at congressional. misses the par putt, bogy 3 at the u.s. open until the 36th hole and shoots a 1-over 71 and currently tied for 51st. the american dustin johnson birdies 49 and 15 and on 16 from 159 yards out, four hops and into the cup for a hole in one and that brings him back to even par where he would finish the first round. thomas bjorn not one of the big na
, the head of theafghan transition commission thanked the people of the region. western afghanistan's largest city is one of 7 areas being handed over to the afghan control throughout the month of july. >>> homeland security secretary janet napolitano says aviation is a top target ten years after the 9/11 attacks. new measures have gone into place as terrorists plotted new ways to bring down airliners. she tells the associated press the government sees more intelligence about the threats to aviation and that's one of the biggest concerns they have. >>> now "good morning maryland." >> reporter: police have made an arrest in the shooting of a city cop. i am linda so, why a man they have in custody may have had experience with all kinds of guns. >>> a teen killed inside a brooklyn housing project. what police have saying about the student athlete. >>> and fight between millionaires and billionaires could be ending. how close is the nfl to ending that lockout? all that is straight ahead on this friday, july 22nd, good morning, i am charley crowson. megan pringle is off today. but, she is not goin
his wikileaks med headlines related to the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >>> so you may have thought congress had bigger fish to fry but lightbulbs are a hot topic. today congress will battle over what kind of lightbulbs you are allowed to buy. house republicans want to overturn a law requiring lightbulbs to be more energy efficient. white house says even though the bulbs are more expensive they last longer and save billions of dollars in energy costs. >>> actress millu kunitz is leaving hollywood for north carolina. at least for a night. black swan actress has accepted an invitation to the marine corps ball in greenville. sergeant scott moore posted a video on youtube asking cueinous for a date and she said yes. kunitz latest flick friends with benefits with justin timberlake hits theaters july 22. you have to give the guy credit. >> it's only 12 or 15 seconds long. straightforward. will you go with me? she said yes. >> well, good for her. that's great. >>> still ahead at noon, it's just getting hotter outside. your complete first warning forecast. >>> here is a look at mid-day stoc
the case. that's next tonight at 11:00. >>> a soldier in afghanistan is able to see the birth of his son, thanks to the internet. james jasinowski is on the other side of the world. but he watched live, via skype, as his second child was born in cleveland. the hospital's nursing coordinator helped coordinate this. james says he can't wait to hold him when he returns home in january. >>> a new challenge for a chimpanzee in thailand. the 2-year-old chimp named dodeo, unfortunate name, has been trained to feed tiger cubs out of a bottle. trainers say they worked with the chimp until he picked up the habit. it's worked out so well so far. but soon the tig cub -- tiger cubs will outgrow dodeo and move to an area more their side. >> he looked like he was taking some of that milk for himself, too, in between. >> baby animals are always cute. >> thanks for joining us. watch wjz tonight at 11:00. have a great night. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
debt -- director. he is expected to complete in afghanistan before starting in september. he is credited with leading the search that saba's the u.s. war in iraq. -- salvaged the u.s. war in iraq. >> jack young may have a challenger in the upcoming election. the former owner of the center theatre said he wants to be the city's second in command. we have to night's commitment 2011 report and joins us live from city hall. sheldon? >> we are in the process of forming the necessary paperwork but announced his intent to run earlier this afternoon. even though he has been escorted out of city twice in last week and a half he hopes to occupy an office in this building. no visible supporters at his side, he announced his candidacy from north baltimore. >> by tuesday at 930 i will file to run to -- i will file for the privilege of being the next city council president in the great city of baltimore. >> although he did not lay out in a campaign or platform ideas he said he would not take money from developers. the former owner of the signature theater distinguished himself from current
was revenge for the u.s. army getting involved in iraq and the afghanistan. workers began construction today in front of the world trade center building downtown. the structure will honor the thousands of lives lost during the 911 attacks. it includes special materials. >> the idea for the marble is to create a dignified resting place for the steel. the steel is 22 feet long, three pieces of twisted steel from the north tower of the world trade center. we are laying it down on this marble so that it has a dignified place. >> the monument will bear the names of the 68 maryland years -- marylanders killed on 9/11. it will open the september 11. a lot of controversy surrounding the city fire academy. sources to come forward with new complaints beyond cheating. they could cost the academy its accreditation. more on the exclusive story we first broke on wbaltv.com. >> in march 2010, a routine yearly audit discovered record discrepancies. the agency surprised her medics and the antis. they put the fire academy on provisional status. it allowed the economy to operate for a year until the discrepanc
of american and coalition forces in afghanistan. he steps down after a mixed year in charge of more than 140,000 international troops in the country. he was the architect of the strategy that aimed to bring peace through an emphasis on protecting the local population and decisive strikes against insurgents. he is headed to washington to lead the cia. he will be replaced by general john allen. for the first time in three years, casey anthony woke up a free woman. >> she is not worth the time of day. she is dead in my room. >> an angry crowd gathered outside the jail early saturday morning and scream as the florida mother was released. her whereabouts has kept -- have been kept secret for the last 36 hours. the 24-year-old received numerous death threats, but a lawyer told about the today show" that she is safe. a new study finds that you can worry a bit less when sending them off -- sending kids off with a grandma and grandpa. changes in how california is maki >> a tour bus crash in new york kills two and injures dozens. the bus left washington, d.c. sunday morning as stop in pennsylvania for
a year tour in afghanistan. blake's mother served as his power of attorney and the couple was married over the phone. >> the two of you have come before me today to be united in marriage. randall, do you vow your love and devotion to sara? >> i do. >> in sickness and in health? >> i do. >> i now pronounce you married. >> yeah! >> specialist blake returns home in december. at that time he will get lap chance to see his bride face to face. great. >>> well, this was once a deadly childhood disease, but now the numbers are down considerably. why we could soon see the end to chicken pox. >> we'll tell you how to stay fit. >>> we've got break braifnlgt it seems small but debris is causing a tie-up. >> 695, we have debris on the road. i want to take you to the traffic camera. i want to start you down low. i want to take you on 695, the outer loop of the beltway. this is the traffic that's on the outer loop. you can see all the backup it. all starts with debris in the road. i want to show you this shot. it's real interactive. just go to abc2news.com. more of the traffic stopped. the one in th
: in afghanistan us service members celebrated america's birthday with cake. >> it is an honor to serve our country. >> reporter: it wouldn't be 4th of july without hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. in new york some people went a little overboard. joey chestnut scoffed down 62 hot dogs in ten minutes. he won his 5th straight nathan's famous hot dog eating contest. >> i came out here to win. >> reporter: in the first ever women's competition sonia thomas took home the title eating 40 hot dogs in ten minutes. >> i can eat something else later. >>> home people line the streets here for the annual parade here on the 4th of july. the parade featured 17 marching bands from all over. there they are the ravens marching band. we had souped up cars, world war ii vets out there. hello, sir. thank you for your service. some parade goers tell us why they love going every year. >> really i like to come because of the police officers because i'm going to be a cop when i get over. i really like the officers. >> reporter: good for you, amber. >> and the marching bands. >> this is the 77th year of the parade.
the true meaning of independence day. ♪ >> the soldiers in the southeastern corner of afghanistan took part in a flag-raising ceremony. they were sent to afghanistan as part of president obama's troop surge. >>> the sacrifice so many have made in the fight for freedom a stark indication this morning that more americans are unaware of the very origins of this holiday. listen to this. a new poll finds that 42% of americans don't know the u.s. declared independence, 1776, folks, and 24% don't know that we declared independence from the british. >> come on. >> i categorically cannot accept that. >> there you go. >> unbelievable. >>> unbelievable. although this is of course, independence day, fourth of july. we're desperate for one day of great weather. we turn to you, stephanie roberts in today for sam. for the very latest. stephanie. >> good morning. no pressures, since you have to deliver a good fireworks forecast to the nation. yesterday, some very rough weather. moving through the d.c. area. in fact, one fatality from a tree falling on a man riding his bike. you can see folks evacuating the
mansion. >>> a stunning assassination in afghanistan. the half-brother of karzai was shot to death at his home by a close associate. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack on karzai. petraeus, commander and nato forces promised international help in finding those responsible. karzai was the controversial figure who denied allegations of corruption and beinglinged to drugs. karzai's death leaves a power vacuum in the south as the government begins peace talks with insurgents. >> we suffered from the same kind of pain and our hope is that god willing, there is an end to the pain and suffering of our afghan people. >> car jay survived several previous assassination at the same times. -- assassination attempts. >>> congressman ron paul won't run for congress again. the 75-year-old has gotten more support for his presidential run than ever and won't try to run for two offices at once. mayor john huntsman is in south carolina telling primary voter when is he was governor of utah, the state ranked first in job creation and compared that to massachusetts which, which is 47ing. the
and afghanistan, which republicans are likely to argue are not true cuts, so whose plan will prevail? in a conference call sunday boehner told his fellow house republicans i think we can win this for the american people, but then it's going to require some of you to make some sacrifices. if we stand together as a team, our leverage is maximized. they have to deal with us. >> that last comment was probably directed at the republican members who have said that they will not vote to raise the debt ceiling under any circumstances. speaker boehner will need their votes if he wants his legislation to win out in what is shaping up to be a partisan showdown. rebecca. >> cbs's nancy cordes on capitol hill. thanks, nancy. >>> if a deal does or does not happen, how does that affect most americans? joining us with answers is robin farzad, and already you are seeing the ripple effect of the uncertainty on the markets, but what's the ripple effect on average americans if this thing doesn't happen? >> it's mostly going to be psychological throughout the week. people perceive -- suddenly start perce
for killing an unarmed afghanistan citizen. he said he shot the man because he wouldn't answer questions defense attorneys will appeal. >>> if you're driving on 295, you may notice the low flying plane. the nasa scientists will be flying the plane over six locations. researchers say it will fly as low as 1000 feet aboveground. stay with us, up next, red light cameras are ,, woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier way to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge along with erica hill. coming up the latest battle in the coffee wars. this is big business. >> huge. we're taking a break from the debt issue and the really important stuff to most americans your morning joe. >> dunkin' donuts sells more coffee than anybody else, more than starbucks. dunkin is targeting coffee drunkers who usually go to the ot
members were killed in a bomb blast in afghanistan the explosion happened earlier today in the eastern part of the country nato has not released further information at this time. >> assassins target more top officials in afghanistan. gun men strapped with explosives killed one of karzai's keyadvisers and a key member of parliament. just last week the president's half brother and another member of parliament were killed a smokes man for the alan -- spokesman for the taliban has claimed responsibility. >>> >> thousands of fans sent running for cover during the blues fest concert in ottawa after the main stage collapsed it gave way during a performance by cheep trick. five concert goers were injured one of them in serious condition. they had bad storms at the time. >>> 7:27 a.m., time is running out for members of congress to come to an agreement on the nations debt ceiling. a deal may be in the works after the break we will sit down with the policy director at the committee for a responsibility federal budget for more >> as we head to break let's take another lookout side the latest traf
about the u.s. fight -- rather in afghanistan. leon panetta said defeat is, quote, within reach. he made the statement to reporters on a flight to afghanistan. it's his first trip to that country since becoming defense secretary last week. he said new intelligence, air strikes and the killing of osama bin laden have all but paralyzed al qaeda. >> now is the moment. now is the moment following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort that we can really cripple al qaeda. >> secretary panetta also confirmed that the cia joined the u.s. military in air strikes aimed at taking out al qaeda leadership in yemen. once in afghanistan he had dinner with ma mid karzai. >> the newlywed royal couple will go from the glitz to the gritty as they wrap up their north american trip. they are in los angeles. they got to attend a high-priced polo charity match. gina kim shows us their day full of fun, food, and glamour. >> reporter: a royal visit to tinsel town wouldn't be complete without a walk down the red carpet. saturday night so
this morning. the taliban is taking responsibility. this is the latest in a series of attacks in afghanistan against the government. the brother of hamid karzi was killed earlier this month. >>> a source tells cnn the new york hotel made that accused strauss-kahn of sexual assault is meeting with prosecutors today. the alleged victim and her attorney arrived at the district attorney's office, and that happened earlier this morning. strauss-kahn is the former head of the international monetary fund. the status hearing in the case has been moved from august 1st until the end of the month. >>> the funding fight that threatens to keep memphis schools shut down could be resolved. it will take $12 million as a partial payment. that payment has to be made next week, three days before the school year starts. >> i think they should breathe a deep sigh of relief. absolutely. you know, they are going to start in service august 1st, and they will be paid for that, and they will put pressure on the city council to do what they need to do. >>> it has been a symbol of the pain and perseverance after 9/11,
.s. into another recession. >>> the first troops to leave afghanistan as part of the u.s. drawdown have handed over their security responsibilities to afghan forces. the 650 members of the iowa national guard's first squadron, 113th cavalry regiment are on their way home now. they completed 3,800 combat missions and trained 400 afghan police officers. president obama announced last month that he would pull 10,000 u.s. troops out of afghanistan in 2011, and the remaining 23,000 by next summer. >>> today, members of congress will join family members who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks. they will help stitch together an american flag that became tattered and worn following the september 11th attacks. the flag once hung at the construction site overlooking ground zero. it has since traveled the country getting one stitch after another in all 50 states. once finished, the flag will language in the national 9/11 memorial museum that is now under construction at ground zero. >>> some members of congress are now calling for an investigation here in the united states. this move comes after journalists f
in afghanistan, a deadly bombing at the funeral of hamid karzai's half brother. >> plus not bluffing, the president issues a warning for congressional leaders before walking out of the latest debt meeting. >>> and now, ample warning, metro announcing a year's worth of station closings, including a major one during one of the busiest travel times of the year. good morng. i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. eun yang is off today. welcome to "news 4 today" as we take a live look outside right now. it's 5:00 a.m. and we are down at 68 degrees. so much cooler than it's been the last couple of morning. and it's going to stay this way for awhile. >> i just thought i could hear a chorus of aaah off in the distance. >> and applause for you. >> thank you very much. thank you very much. well, we've had a wonderful change occur overnight. you can see it in the sky there. look at the visibility. excellent visibility this morning. the summer haze is gone. and temperature down to a comfy 71 at reagan national. mid 70s right by the bay, just a mile away from the waters. down into the 60s on t
dot com slash morning. 3 3 map fibee ap liberty still ahead.. 3the mayor of kandahar afghanistan is deadd.. after a suicide bomber blast.the group attack... ext.hey planned the next. yyu're watching fox 45 morning news.. all local.. all morning. 3 new this morning...15 years ago today... a bomb went off at the 1996 olympii park in atlanta.this was the chotic scene that night .one person was killed ...more than a hundred others were injured. eric rudolph was convicted of that bombing. the mayor of kkndahar, afghanistan is dead following a suicide bomb attack this planned the attack.state officials say hulamhaidar ( died while at a city hall meeting.the suicide attacker reporteely placed an explosive device in his ttrban and deeonated it inside tte city meeting hall. walter reed army hospital is preparing to shut its doors today. former and current patients ... as well as walttr reed eeployees ... will say good-bye during a special ceremony today.. that's when the hospital will retire its ceremonial flags.the hospital will officially close on september 15th.th
's confident a deal would be reached. >>> american money meant to rebuild afghanistan is falling into the hands of the taliban. the companies were given multibillion dollars contracts. four of the companies were involved in criminal activity and provided support to criminal sources. >>> a special tribute to coretta scott king. it's been a year in the making. it's a way to honor the wife of dr. martin luther king jr.. >>> now, a travel day for the orioles, before facing the toronto blue jays last night. guthrie hoped to avoid becoming the first pitcher to lose 14 games this year. he got a little bit of help from adam jones. the angels won, 9-3. >>> some signs of progress in the nfl lockout. >>> good morning, a player's executive committee is set to meet in washington. several issues were ironed out. among the bigger issues, well, the players want the right to opt out of the labor agreement down the road. >>> sources tell the associated press is not certain that players would vote today. that's what the fans are hoping for. >> stan, thanks first preseason game is set for two weeks from thursday i
hurt. the team did make it to the base safely. >>> the first troops to leave afghanistan as part of the draw down hand over battle space this week. a u.s. army plane took scores of them away from the air base terminal yesterday. president obama announced last month he would pull 10,000 of the extra troops out in 2011. and the remaining 23,000 by the summitter of 2012. -- summer of 2012. >>> rupert murdock is defending the handling of the phone hacking scandal as the company's stock takes a hit. murdock and his son james first refused and then agreed to appear behalf uk lawmaker while the fbi opened a review into allegation of attempt to hack into the phones of september 11th victims. >>> and soldiers found the largest marijuana plantation ever detected in mexico. it was a huge field covering almost 300 acres. the plantation is four times larger than the second biggest marijuana fields ever found by authorities. that was discover at a ranch in 1984. the pot plants were sheltered under black screen cloth and huge square on the baja california desert 150 miles south of the u.s. bord
of things changing. just ahead, why the women from afghanistan are in the united states. >>> and how does this happen? one major beer brand has to shut down for a few days and why certain bruise are not on tap -- brews are not on tap? miller brewing company. you are watching "good morning" first and only at 4:30. a live look at our nation's capital this morning. >>> now "good morning maryland" at 4:30. >>> police in india are searching for who is behind bombings. the attacks were the worst terror strike in the history since three years ago that killed 166 people. these attacks came just months after peace talks resumed between india and pakistan. no one claimed responsibility for the bombings. >>> four female afghan military officers are in the u.s. training to become the first female pilots in the afghan air force. two years ago, the afghan army were look for women to join and became the opportunity to be the first women pilots in the afghan air force and they will be here at lackland air force base in texas for eight months for english language training and heading to alabama for helico
home from the middle east, they will have company. two stray dogs in afghanistan are getting ready to leave the war zone behind. they found comfort and companionship with a company of army soldiers on a remote fire base. now as the troops return home, their spouses have raised nearly $6,000 through the internet to fly the dogs back to the u.s. >>> ten minutes away from five. today, senator mikulski will be in frederick with news that will bring a sigh of relief to some veterans. she plans to announce more than $1 million in federal grants to help veterans in fed ribbing and surrounding -- frederick and surrounding counties to find jobs. it will help them find jobs or services such as job training mentoring and mental health services. >>> 4:50. autism remains a mystery but experts blamed most of the risk on inherited genes. now one of the largest studies of twins shifts the focus to the womb suggesting a mother's age and health may play a larger role than previously thought. the study found a higher than expected rate of autism in fraternal twins. new study didn't try to determine w
on coney island. american warriors got a hearty welcome home. in afghanistan, in a group of american soldiers took this day to reenlist. general david petraeus is about to become the new cia director and he was there to say goodbye and thank you. >> america can never thank you enough. >> americas 235th birthday. >> a big welcome home at the airport as 238 service members returned home. [applause] >> we were there as family and friends greeted at loved ones. volunteers have greeted more than 500 flights. you can help us honor your loved ones by sharing the photographs and videos access -- at wbaltv.com. >> good day to come home. if your prescriptions are filled electronically, it may be prone to mistakes. >> and medication known to help women with gastrointestinal problems can help with another problem. >> a quick and easy way to treat sun burn. >> it would not be the fourth of july without the annual parade. >> a new study shows a computer- generated medical prescriptions have as many errors as those written by hand. it was created to help prevent the mistakes that affect millions of
arrived in iraq for his first trip since taking office. he arrived after a trip to afghanistan. we've got more from baghdad. >> u.s. military officials say three or four rockets hit the green zone in baghdad early this morning. they are calling it a welcome shot for the visit by the secretary of defense, leon panetta. >> iraqi extremists being armed by iran our target in -- targeting and killing american forces. 15 soldiers were killed in iraq last month. one soldier said they're coming after us. in our interview, the secretary says he is demanding that iran back off and iraqi security forces stepped up to provide some protection for the americans. >> we are very concerned about iran and weapons that they are providing to extremists. the reality is we have seen that the results of that. in june, we lost a helluva lot of americans as a result of those attacks. >> if that does not happen, he has the sole authority to order u.s. military forces into action. that could mean american combat operations aimed at some of those extremists. but the problem is only going to get worse as the military
from iraq and afghanistan. small contractors are beating out lockheed martin for a contract on a technical services. the consultant says companies that are more agile might be able to compete more aggressively as the pentagon seeks to cut costs. the bloomberg maryland index falling. are you guilty of hotel soap syndrome? rich people are into stealing bars of hotel soap. xury brands.e lug three brand for wbal-tv 11 news. >> we all know what you eat in pregnancy is important for the mother and baby. women who take in too many carbohydrates could be at risk for gallbladder disease. woman who took in the highest not had more than double the risk for gallbladder disease. what pride women eat is crucial. >> what we should advise our patience is to increase the amount of carbohydrates you taken daily. getting rid of the cakes and candies and the chips and all those things that are high in starches and carbohydrates will benefit women. >> it is hard to not eat those delicious trees. family history play an important role on who develops gallbladder disease. for more of the interview,
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